We started this segment with Comedian Alan Park, a former member of CBC Television's Royal Canadian Air Farce.
And while many of the stories that made his list were grabbing international headlines ... Peter Phillips and his colleagues at the media watch dog, Project Censored, were compiling their picks for the year's most under-reported stories.
Peter Phillips is a professor of sociology at Sonoma State University. He's also the President of the Media Freedom Foundation, the organization that produces Project Censored. And he's the co-author of this year's book, Censored 2011, The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2009-2010. Peter Phillips was in Occidental, California.
We contacted The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Associated Press. No one at any of those organizations was available to respond to this story.